Slipstones

Climbs 256 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Access notes
Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999),
Out of print: North East England (2003), Yorkshire Gritstone (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 BUTTRESS 1 - FAR LEFT BUTTRESS  
2ExtremitiesE1 5c 56
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *11
4Paul's Arete Right Handf5 5b ***120
5Steve's WallE1 5b **103
6Heather CrackD 105
7Heather Wallf4 9
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 19
 BUTTRESS 2 - ESCALATOR WALL  
10Roofed CornerD 115
11Little Aretef4 10
12Little CornerD 99
13Fingercrack cornerVD *11
14Overhanging CrackVD 159
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *167
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b 19
17Not So Tight ChimneyHVD *137
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5c 44
19Space TruckinE1 5b *55
20EscalatorHVS 5b **141
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *10
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 173
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 2
24StaircaseM *154
25Mantelshelf WallVS 4c 79
26Cold WallVS 4c 50
27Hole in the WallHS 4b 64
 BUTTRESS 3 - BELDIN BLOCK  
29Left Edgef2+ d 72
30Inside LeftS 4a 44
31Old CornerVD 105
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 151
33Groove EliminateHS 4b 46
34Twenty Foot CrackVD 216
35North WallHVS 5b 44
36OffspringHVS 5c 10
37Tranmire AreteS 4a **278
38Tranmire CrackVS 4c 89
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *66
40TwixtHVS 5a 8
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **79
42The HandrailHVS 5a 3
43West face eliminateE2 6a 4
44Low Level Traversef6B+ 6b **1
45Beldin DirectHVS 5b *15
46Beldin VariationE1 5b *12
47BeldinHVS 5b ***54
48Original RouteHVS 5a ***89
49gollinglithE2 5c *53
50TachyonE2 5c **9
51ZoomHVS 5c ***89
52AtomicE3 6b *33
53Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
54Barnley CrackS 4a *121
55Barnley WallHS 4b *89
56Ulfers CrackVD *87
 BUTTRESS 4 - WISE CRACK  
58Forever OnwardE1 5b 20
59Timeless DivideE2 6a 22
60Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 6a 17
61Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C 6c **21
62Agretef6B hvs 5c 19
63Agra Directf5+ 5c *26
64AgraHVS 5b ***81
65Agra Right HandHVS 5b 6
66Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 17
67Narrow MarginE2 6a 1
68WisecrackHVS 5c ***29
69Wisecrack Direct Startf6C 11
70Wisecrack Superdirectf6C 6a *21
71Alan's AreteVS 4c 31
72Mark Turner's RockoverVS 5a 13
73Shine OnVD 141
74Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 4c 2
75Mantel OnS 4b 126
76Groove Onf3 vd 4a 101
 BUTTRESS 5 - BAIT  
78Wall ClimbD 80
79Block AreteHS 4b *57
80Beta BlockerE1 5b *12
81ImpregnableE2 6a **15
82Get NervousE2 5c 1
83Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 27
 BUTTRESS 6 - SQUAWKS  
85Self Suicidef7B+ *16
86Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *13
87Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *40
88Undercut FlakeHS 4b **178
89TiltHVS 5a 6
90Flakeout AreteHVS 5a *13
91Dark CleftVD 30
92Face to FaceVS 4b 6
 BUTTRESS 7 - SEVENS & EIGHTS  
94Forever YoungE2 6a 2
95Seven Up - Variation StartE3 6a 8
96Seven UpE2 5c **29
97Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 2
98FuserS 4a 87
99Tony's TormentHVS 6a 13
100Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
101Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 48
 BUTTRESS 8 - SEVENS & EIGHTS  
103Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *7
104Dennis In DarloE1 5c **54
105Barren WasteE2 5c 11
106Easy GrooveD 96
107Edge RouteM 93
 BUTTRESS 9 - INCONSEQUENTIAL WALL  
109Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
110Little AreteVD 45
111Roofed ChimneyM 39
112Awkward FinishD 45
113Staircase MantelD 37
 BUTTRESS 10 - SOWDEN  
115Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 2
116Chris CrossE1 5c 1
117Left AreteVD 51
118Frank's WallD 22
119Scratch and GoVD 22
120Right AreteVD 56
121Problem WallHVS 5b 4
122Left WallVD *65
123Sowden left handE1 5b *16
124SowdenHVS 5a **59
125SinbadE3 6b *5
126Space plucksE3 6a *6
127ForthrightE2 5c *4
128Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 12
129Witton WallS 4b 32
 BUTTRESS 11 - LEAN BUTTRESS  
131Half Way ChockstoneD 51
132Central Bay RouteVD 61
133PsycheHVS 5c 2
134Leany MeanyE1 5c *16
135KillerE4 6b 6
136RipperE1 6a ***77
137Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
138UnforgivenE1 5c *1
139Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
140The FoxHS 5b 4
 BUTTRESS 12 - MARR'S  
142Picnic WallD 71
143Cummin's RouteHVS 5b 36
144Christopher RobinVS 4b *92
145Right WallHVS 5c 32
146Marr's RouteVS 5a **67
147Da's RouteVS 5a 19
148ModeratorM 79
149Pa's RouteS 4b 96
150Gully WallS 4b 34
151Little GullyM 43
 BUTTRESS 13 - LEFT TWIN  
153Friday The Thirteenthf5+ 6a 22
154sunday 20thf6B 6b *42
155Slipwayf6B 6a 8
 BUTTRESS 13 - RIGHT TWIN  
157Siamese BridgeD 61
158Right Hand Twinf5+ 5c **117
159Leaning Wallf6C 6b *56
160Strictly Personalf6A 6a *33
161Brush Upf5 5b 2
 BUTTRESS 14 - THE DECK  
163Pothole ChimneyD 27
164Jack the LadHS 4b 57
165String VestHVS 6a 12
166Withering HeightsHVS 5c *14
167Aces High Left HandVS 4c 10
168Aces HighVS 4c **137
169Aces High Right HandS 4b 15
170TrumpsVS 4c *58
171Trumps Right HandHS 4b 56
 BUTTRESS 15 - ELLINGSTRING BUTTRESS  
173Heather WallD 80
174Itchy and ScratchyVD 99
175Pinnacle ChimneyD 129
176Two Startled SheepVS 5b 23
177Yaud WallVS 5a 112
178EllingstringVS 4c **165
179DiagonalVS 4c *160
180GymnastVS 5c 23
181FiddlesticksVS 5b 35
182GirgleVD 27
 BUTTRESS 16 - STAINTHORPE'S WALL  
184Sweet SixteenVD 36
185FearbyVS 4b 72
186Alan's WallHVS 5a **47
187Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *85
188Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *32
189Only SixteenE1 5b 21
190FascionationbyE2 5c 11
 BUTTRESS 17 - HAPPY DAZE  
192Jug Handle Pull UpVD 126
193Wall CentreVS 4c *117
194Happy DazeVS 4c 88
195Double MantleshelfVD 156
196Out on BailHVS 5c 25
197Right EdgeHVS 5c *64
 BUTTRESS 18 - WORTHLESS BUTTRESS  
199Easy MantleshelfD 26
200Right ArêteVD 15
 BUTTRESS 19 - LAY BY  
202Rock OverVS 4c 45
203Hand TraverseD *73
204Lay-By Aretef7B+ ***24
205Lay-byHVS 6a 134
206Little Baldyf6C 6c *8
207Rock On Left-handf6A 6a *49
208Rock OnHVS 5c *70
209Rock OffHVS 5b 32
210All OffHVS 5a 42
 BUTTRESS 20 - OVERHANGING ARETE  
212Ten Foot ModerateM 104
213Ten Foot Aretef4 12
214Twenty SomethingVS 4c 105
215Overhanging Aretef5+ 6a *136
216Reason and Rowanf6A+ 2
217Flaky WallHS 4b 174
218Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **18
219Left WallHVD 65
220Two ChockstonesD 90
221Right OverhangD 42
 LOWER TIER - TEA PARTY SLABS  
223Welcome WallVS 4b 241
224Stereo AndroidVS 4c 187
225Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 5c 16
226Stereo Right HandS 111
227Tommy's DilemmaVD 331
228Gypsy WhamVD 282
229Tea Party SlabVS 5a 250
230Question of BalanceVS 5c 242
231Right Edge (II)VS 5b 195
 THE SON - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON)  
233Son of a BitchHVS 5c 1
234Sidewinderf7A 6b 5
235Exocetf8A * 
236Stipulef7C 4
237Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 6
238Curving CrackVS 4c 75
239Curving Crack Aretef5 5b 75
240Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 71
 STEPTOE - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON)  
242Bert WellsHVS 5b 40
243Centre Leftf5+ 5c 61
244SteptoeHVS 6a **73
245TiptoeVS 5a ***282
246Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *11
247Bridge ChimneyD 32
248No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 12
249Shorty's DilemmaV3 13
 THE LEFT CHEEK - THE UPPER TIER  
251Stomach Traversenone amusin *32
252Bratt PackVS 4c 31
253Play a longHVS 5b 12
254Wild ThingVS 4b 28
255Cunning StuntsV3 5c 8
 THE RIGHT CHEEK - UPPER TIER  
257Micro Cornerf7A 6b **42
258Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
259Problem AreteVS 4c 73
260Slab and MantelshelfM 31
261Left Arete (II)D 59
262Goblin's EarVD 93
 BUTTRESS 22 - ALL THE TWOS  
2643.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 69
265Ten Foot SlabD 82
266Davies AreteV1 *19
267Davies Rampf6B 6a 37
268Simple Sallyf7A+ *28
269HoleshotV8 f7b+ 1
270Small DynoV3 *6
271Cypherf8B ***1
272Chockstone Pull UpD 86
 SULKY LITTLE BOYS  
274Supple Wallf6B 6b **40
275Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
276Sulky Little Boysf7A+ ***56
277Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***5
278Slanting Flake -LHf5+ 5c *165
279Slanting FlakeHS 4b **343
280Everything CountsV9 6c 1
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Grades need updating to the new guide. Especially the rediculous trad graded boulder problems...
Smelly Fox - 13/Dec/14
Superb rock quality.
glaramara - 25/Oct/14
Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11
Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10
good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08
outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04
wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04